College of Optometry (CO) 2023–2024 107 • neglecting to take NBEO Part I by the second administration • failure of two NBEO Part I examinations Academic Dismissal • failure of three courses in one grading term • failure of clinic in any two grading periods whether or not they are consecutive • failure of a repeated course or a repeated clinic • failure of a reexamination • taking more than six years to complete the entire program • failure of more than three courses or failure of more than two courses and one clinic during the entire curriculum (applies to students matriculating in August 2023) • failure of more than four courses or failure of more than three courses and one clinic during the entire curriculum (applies to students matriculating in August 2022 and prior) • failure to complete reexamination within the specified time • failure to complete any element of a Student Memorandum Agreement as a consequence of an academic or disciplinary hearing with the Student Performance Advisory Committee (SPAC), the Honor Court, or the dean • failure to pass the clinical skills proficiency after three attempts Passing a reexamination is counted toward the possible four reexaminations and is denoted by a grade of C-. It is possible for a student who fails a didactic course and a single subsequent reexamination in either the fall or winter term to be granted a final opportunity to pass the course by repeating all the courses in the term. To qualify, the student must otherwise have been in good academic standing and have no other reexaminations. On a case-by-case basis, a student who has a mandated dismissal may be given an opportunity to enter the pre-optometry program during winter term. If the student achieves a 3.0 GPA, the student can be granted a final opportunity to pass the courses by repeating the term. In addition, a student in the third year of the traditional program must have passed all clinical rotations. A student in this position is mandated to seek the guidance of the administration regarding the prospect of academic success in the repeated year. Students enrolled in the extended (five-year) program who fail a reexamination will be evaluated on an individual basis. Students on academic warning or academic probation will remain at that status until the GPA is raised appropriately or failed courses/clinics are remediated, retaken, or retested and passed. A student on academic probation will not be permitted to serve as an officer in student government or student organizations, to travel to external meetings and events, or go on multiple-day screenings. A student on academic warning will not be permitted to travel to external meetings or events and may not serve as president, copresident, or trustee of class or student organizations.